Our day at Ascot was also the perfect occasion to dress up and Ben really enjoyed wearing a suit jacket and shirt whereas I hated the idea of wearing a dress. I know that I could have worn a trouser suit or something, but I had this idea in my head that anything less than a dress wasn’t acceptable, so I forced myself to wear one and let me tell you something: I’m feeling much more comfortable about it now than I did before, so I might actually end up wearing it more often.
Amy took to the Ascot dress code like a fish to water by the way. She even borrowed Andrea’s fascinator to look like all the ladies she admired. How cute does she look? I was so pleased that it was such a child-friendly day as it meant that we could all enjoy it in our own way. Amy and Sophie became the best of friends throughout the day and enjoyed each other’s company, while we adults did exactly the same – just with some excellent horse races thrown into the mix. Amy and Sophie were maybe a little young to understand it all – I might be too seeing as betting still seems like rocket science to me – but after our day at the races, I am now much more comfortable to take Amy again. It was so much more family-friendly than I had anticipated. There were activities for children of all ages and the concert in the evening as well as cheering for your horse were a great way to bring everyone together.
We had a fantastic day and will hopefully be back next summer. Royal Ascot seems really tempting now. I might be German and no horse racing expert, but I am still a massive fan of the Royal family, so seeing them enjoy a day by the race track just like me – okay, they might be drinking champagne, while I enjoy some cherry cider – sounds like the perfect day out for me.